Saturday, September 13, 2014

Literary Site: Franz Kafka House, Prague, Czech Republic

Franz Kafka House
Prague, Czech Republic

GPS: N50°5.523 E14°24.247

Short Description:

Franz Kafka Home and Museum is located on 22 Golden Lane (Zlata Ulicka) in Prague, Czech Republic.

Long Description:

Golden Lane located at the Prague Castle. The street is lined with small colorful houses. House No. 22 was used by Franz Kafka,as a quiet area for writing.

Franz Kafka was born on July 3, 1883 in Prague, Austro-Hungarian Empire, now the Czech Republic. He grew up fluent in both Czech and German but considered German his mother tongue. He wrote many novels and short stories in German, including: "Die Verwandlung" ("The Metamorphosis"), Der Prozess (The Trial), and Das Schloss (The Castle). His writings contain the themes of alienation, physical and psychological brutality, parent–child conflict, characters on a terrifying quest, labyrinths of bureaucracy, and mystical transformations.

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